The British Council in Thailand recently celebrated seven years of the ‘Newton Fund’ at the Thailand Science Park in Pathum Thani Province as part of the NSTDA Annual Conference 2023. Ms. Helga Stellmacher, Country Director of the British Council in Thailand, and Professor Sukit Limpijumnong, President of NSTDA, led the commemoration event.
The Newton Fund has achieved many accomplishments in the past seven years. It has supported over 500 collaborations between the UK and Thailand, leading to innovative research in various fields, including agriculture, energy, health, and culture. The fund also provides opportunities for Thai researchers and innovators to enhance their skills and knowledge through training, workshops, and exchange programs in the UK.
The British Council and NSTDA expressed their appreciation to the UK Government for initiating the Newton Fund and for supporting the partnership between the UK and Thailand. They also thanked the Thai Government for their continued support and commitment to the program.
The commemoration event provided an opportunity for participants to explore the accomplishments of the Newton Fund in Thailand through an exhibition of successful projects and activities. The British Council and NSTDA also showcased their ongoing efforts to support innovation and research collaborations between the UK and Thailand.
Impact of the Newton Fund in Thailand
The impact of the Newton Fund in Thailand has been significant in promoting economic development and enhancing the quality of life. Through the fund, Thailand has collaborated with the UK in various research and innovation projects that have resulted in groundbreaking achievements in diverse fields.
The fund has enabled Thai researchers and innovators to access new knowledge, skills, and technologies through training, workshops, and exchange programs in the UK. This exposure has contributed to the development of new products and services in various sectors, including agriculture, energy, health, and culture.
The Newton Fund has also created new job opportunities in Thailand and the UK, leading to the growth of the education, research, and technology sectors. The program has fostered stronger bilateral relationships between the UK and Thailand, which will benefit both countries in the long run.
The success of the Newton Fund in Thailand would not have been possible without the support and commitment of the UK and Thai Governments, as well as the contributions of all partners involved. The British Council and NSTDA expressed their gratitude to the UK Government for initiating the program and for their continued support.
They also thanked the Thai Government for their commitment to the partnership and for their contributions to the fund’s success. The Newton Fund has made a significant impact on Thailand’s research and innovation landscape, and its legacy will continue to benefit the country for years to come.